I bought it for my old Dell Inspiron D820 laptop. It gave the laptop new life: slow to boot and slow to open programs before, now everything seems to be blazing fast. Very happy with this drive.
At the time of my purchase, the information online did not match the information on Samsung's packaging. The specs on the package indicate slower performance.
-Regarding read/write the box says: " read and write speeds up to 530MB/s and 130MB/s"
-Regarding IOPS the box says:" IOPS up to 86,000"
If specs matter to you, make sure you're comparing based on the right information
Speeds up performance, but not much for an older P
This SSD does not come with cables, so make sure you have an extra power cable and SATA cable. My motherboard is fairly old (AMD Athlon) so my PC did not gain as much speed as a newer PC would be able to. I was hoping it would help with the frame rate while playing games, but I do not see a noticeable difference. I do notice that I have fewer slow-downs in fps, but not a higher max fps. The software (CD) that comes with this SSD was really easy to use to copy all my hard drive data and I did not have to change anything in my bios - it automatically detected that the OS was on the SSD after I restarted.
a lot of people wonder what the difference is between this and the 840 pro, basically the read speeds are the same but the write speeds on this are pretty mediocre for an ssd. however, if you are using this solely as a boot drive, then read speed is all you care about and then this ssd is a winner, competing with all the big boys in terms of windows 8 load times. fantastic ssd, and great value for the money.
A reliable brand paired with some cost cutting measures makes a reliable but cheap SSD. Im all good with this.
Plug in install OS and its all ready to go, works as expected without hassle.
Having said that, this uses TLC NAND, im a regular consumer so the reduced life of the NAND is not an issue for me. overall a good SSD
Packaging could not have been better - would have survived a drop kick to the door. Speed was also surprising. You get more than you pay for with aSavings. No I don't own stock, just happy to have a good supplier of real merchandise.
A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF SPEED. With its simple 3-step migration solution and industry-leading lOPS performance, the Samsung SSD 840 Series is the single best upgrade you can make for your PC.
Samsung's new Smart Data Migration software takes the guesswork and headache out of moving your operating system and precious data to your new SSD. And, once you're up and running, the 840 Series' amazing lOPS speeds empower you to multitask like never before possible.
A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF RELIABILITY. As the world's #1 DRAM, NAND Flash, and SSD supplier, Samsung has unique, industry-leading engineering resources, technologies and manufacturing processes as well as more stringent quality and testing standards. All Samsung SSDs are designed and built completely in-house, rather than sourcing generic parts from the market. The Samsung SSD 840 Series is optimized for exceptional, sustained performance and unrivaled reliability through its specially engineered wear-leveling and garbage-collection algorithms and is backed by a 3-year limited warranty.
A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE.
An innovative lightweight design that allows you to work smarter and play longer. No moving parts means no hard spin-ups, no noise and superior data protection. With industry-leading energy efficiency, battery life is up to 50 minutes longer versus standard HDD drives. Weighing only 2 oz., it makes laptops lighter and is the first SSD to support Device Sleep mode for Windows 8 / Haswell chipsets.